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Josiah Hart Bank

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1858–1859. 21 S. Main St.

The Hart Bank is an astonishingly late Greek Revival facade with untapered wooden columns and with elements of Roman orders, marking the time when accurately crafted classical orders and their proportional relations had been lost in the rising tide of associational styles. A similarly oddly proportioned Greek facade for another bank can be seen in Norristown (see MO24).

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George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Josiah Hart Bank", [Doylestown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-BU31.

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